Positioned at the crossroads of the continents of Europe, Africa and Asia, Cyprus is an ideal investment gateway to the European Union, as well as a platform for investment outside the EU, particularly into the Middle East, India and China.
A full EU member state since 2004 and a eurozone member since 2008, Cyprus is a modern, cosmopolitan, transparent business centre offering investment opportunities across a wide range of sectors. The Cyprus legal system is based on English Common Law principles and is widely recognised to provide reliability in business practices.
Key advantages of Cyprus include: attractive tax system with one of the lowest corporate income tax rates in the EU; an extensive double tax treaty network; good ease of doing business; effective regulation; advanced infrastructure and communications; human talent; and low set-up and operational costs.
A rapidly growing start-up ecosystem and a range of incentives make Cyprus a good platform for starting and scaling innovative and tech companies. Applied research is encouraged through EU or national funding and an attractive Intellectual Property (IP) box, while research centres are established in all major cities.
Cyprus is an important international venue for wealth-holding structures, offering both common law trusts and civil law foundations. The International Trusts Law, in particular, provides a framework for the establishment of trusts in Cyprus by non-residents. Cyprus is also a key regional domicile for investment funds and fund managers.
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